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Radiators Live at Manny's Carwash on 1998-05-30

Set 1 / Disc 1
1. tuning / banter
2. Gummin' Your Nub ->
3. Welcome To The Monkey House
4. tuning / banter - a little break
5. I Still Miss Someone
6. Good Things
7. Black Dog
8. Out On The Rolling Sea
9. Do It (Till You're Satisfied)
10. Done Changed My Way Of Living
11. Crazy Mixed Up World
12. Ode To Billy Joe %
13. (I'd Rather Be) Blind Crippled And Crazy

Disc 2:
14. Glad All Over
15. Train Kept A Rollin'
16. crowd

Set 2
1. Bom-Bom-Du-Dao
2. My Babe
3. Ling Ting Tong
4. Hardcore (w/Pump It Up, Trouble Every Day, Shake Your Body Down To The Ground)
5. I Am A Lonesome Hobo
6. Out Of Sight / Papa's Got A Brand New Bag @
7. Dancin' In The Street
8. Pigmeat Is All I Crave

Disc 3:
9. Chainsaw Massacre ->
10. Feel Like Goin' Home ->
11. Factory Girl jam (no lyrics) ->
12. Willie And The Hand Jive ->
13. Slow Down
14. encore / Kenny calls 'em back
15. I'll Cry Instead (Beatles!)
16. Shake For Me (Howlin' Wolf)
17. Payday ^
18. banter thanking the Winters Brothers

Collection Radiators
Band/Artist Radiators
Venue Manny's Carwash
Location New York, NY

Source Audience
Lineage Original Master: Neumann TLM-170 (cardoid) -> Sonosax -> Tascam DAP1 (master @ 44.1khz) DAT playback: Sony R-500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/44.1) (encore retransferred in Teac DA-P20 for clean transfer) Mastered: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Volume normalization and dithering to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, high dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.
Taped by Scott Bernstein
Transferred by Scott Bernstein


@ = "Long Black Veil" tease just after this song
% = w/"Dirty Water" tease
^ = Zeke's vocals didn't come out of the PA for most of this song (though you can hear it somewhat from the stage monitors)

Special song notes
Set 1
T1 - Last time played 5/9/93, less than 10 previous performances
T3 - 1st known performance
T5 - less than 10 previous performances
T7 - only previous known performance 4/14/87 (as a tease), only performed 10 times ever
T8 - only performed 3 times before, with some "Sloop John B." lyrics
T9 - 1st known performance, only played 4 times ever
T10- only performed 5 times after this, last time played 6/13/92 -- you can hear Dave calling out chord changes
T11 - Last time played 3/17/94

Set 2
T3 - 2nd time played
T5 - final performance, only played twice before and last time played 3/6/96
T6 - 3rd of only 4 performances
T7 - last time played 6/8/96
T8 - only 8 previous performances
T11 - Last time played 4/17/94
T12 - Last time played 11/21/96
T13 - Last time played 2/19/96
T14 - 1st time played, and only played once more
T15 - 1st time played, only 7 subsequent perfs
T16 - 1st time played, only 1 subsequent perf 7 years later

- Someone nearby was REALLY excited for Ode To Billy Joe

Cleaned up annoying claps in S2T2(20+), S2T3(5), S2T4(28), S2T5(5), S2T6(4), S2T7(1), S2T9 (100+!), S2T12(1), S2T13(1), S2T15 (12), S2T17 (7)
EQ notched out some person's annoying whistles plus a yell in S2T16 and S2T17

Taper Notes:
This entry in the BARN series (BARN97) took me a LOT longer gthan I expected. The other Radiators shows I posted recently were quick and easy for me to process and post. Well, this show turned out to be quite the opposite. Some of the problems I had to deal with: one person CONSTANTLY clapping right into my right mic during Chainsaw Massacre; whistlers; screamers; REALLY excited people really near my mics. Oh and I thought I was finally done with this a few weeks ago, but NO -- the encore had somehow transferred with 8 dropouts in it -- though I went back to the master and got a clean play of the encore on a different DAT player. Oh well, it took me days and days to get this all cleaned up (and there was a little thing called Gathering Of The Vibes that kept me busy for the last few weeks), but here it is, my 3rd of a 3 part tribute to the demise of The Radiators.

Let's talk about why I chose this show in particular. To start with, this was a semi-private gig held at the TINY (for the band at time) Manny's Carwash. If I had to guess, they could hold max 300 people in this place, and their typical NYC gig was a multi-night stand at the approximately 1000 capacity Irving Plaza. So to start off, this was a super-intimate show in a tiny and good sounding venue owned by a pair Fishheads, the Winters brothers. The band obviously loved playing here, as they played a whole series of nights for the closing of this venue just a year later.

Beyond that, one look at this setlist may elicit a chorus of "Huh?"s from even the greasiest Fishhead. This show is chock full of rarities -- songs played for their first time, songs revived after not playing them for years, songs that (according to the Ancient Furnace website) were played less than 5 or 10 known times over the course of the band's entire career....and of course some killer covers and a few more typical Radiators songs (if you're going to slip in some typical Rads songs, they might as well be stuff like "Hardcore" and "Chainsaw Massacre"!). A few personal favorites from this show include "Out On The Rolling Sea", "Crazy Mixed Up World", "Blind Crippled And Crazy" (with some awesome guitar interplay), "Ode To Billy Joe", "Glad All Over", "Bom-Bom-Du-Dao", "Ling Ting Tong", the aforementioned "Hardcore" (which could be the best Radiators song ever), an over-the-top "Dancin' In The Streets", and the deep Beatles cut "I'll Cry Instead".

I, having only seen them a few times at this point (though I'd been listening to them for more than 10 years) had no clue how rare most of the songs were then -- only that they were tunes I hadn't heard before

This is the band at its most off-the-cuff loosest, throw-caution-to-the-wind self, but there are no trainwrecks or embarrassments, just great (and rare) music. This concludes my mini Radiators tribute in the BARN series. There may be lots more eventually.



Here's a rundown of all of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997
BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997
BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996
BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on
BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on
BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on
BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996
BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995
BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996
BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995
BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on
BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on
*** Start of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) ***
BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008
BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show)
BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on
BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on
BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008
BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000
BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on
BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001
BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000
BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008
BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003 (on
BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001
BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show
BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000 (on
*** end of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series ***
BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993
BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998 (on
BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only) (on
BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993
BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on
BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 (on
BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998
BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997 (on
BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993 (on
BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993
BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993 (on
BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004 (on
BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005
BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Jupiter, NYC 6/11/1999
BARN72 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 7/14/1997
BARN73 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 11/17/1997
BARN74 - George Porter's 60th Birthday w/PBS and friends, Blender Theater, NYC 12/29/2007
BARN75 - Jennifer Hartswick Band with special guest Trey Anastasio, Lion's Den, NYC 11/7/2003 (on
BARN76 - moe., Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN77 - Project Logic, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN78 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/13/1994 (on
BARN79 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/14/1994 (on
BARN80 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/15/1994 (on
BARN81 - The Recipe, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN82 - Ominous Seapods, Wetlands, NYC 6/4/1999
BARN83 - Coby Brown Group, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 (on
BARN84 - The Big Wu, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN85 - Moon Boot Lover, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN86 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN87 - Miracle Orchestra, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN88 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN89 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998
BARN90 - Lake Trout, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN91 - Olu Dara, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, South Street Seaport Atrium, NYC 6/6/1999 (on /
BARN92 - Donna The Buffalo, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN93 - Radiators (w/Merl Saunders sit-in), Irving Plaza 10/8/1998
BARN94 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 8/18/1993
BARN95 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 1/5/1994
BARN96 - Radiators, Irving Plaza, NYC 11/14/1997
BARN97 - Radiators, Manny's Carwash, NYC 5/30/1998

[Note: BARN stands for "Bernstein Archival Restoration Number..."]

Recorded, transferred, mastered, and posted by Scott Bernstein (7/15-8/8/2011).

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Reviewer: swkelley - - November 17, 2011
Subject: Soundboards please!!!
Nice recording and thanks for the up, but could someone please get hold of Kenny's boards of these shows and upload them??!!
Reviewer: /Ken - - August 13, 2011
Subject: Great Show and Recording!!!!!! A Must Have.
Phenomenal show!! Thanks for recording and uploading. Rads 'audience' recordings are few and far between, given Kenny's excellent sbd feed and the convenience for tapers. And w/ those Neumann TLM-170's, Sweet!! Keep em coming!
This show is a Must Have!

Reviewer: garquia - - August 10, 2011
Subject: thank you
thank you so much for putting one of the Mannys up here, what a run that was.
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